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Forest Summer School Scheme

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Forest Summer School Scheme

Here at The Jungle we appreciate the impact being surrounded in nature can have on your health and well-being. We operate on a 200-acre mass of land consisting of fields, forests, trees, hills, rivers, streams, ponds and various plant and animal species. We are literally surrounded in some of the very best nature has to offer. Having this wealth of natural elements at our disposal we are in a great position to develop programs using this rural haven.

 

Over the past few years we have developed our very own Forest School. Driven by the scientifically proven biological and psychological benefits of being surrounded in nature, or ‘Nature Bathing’ as it’s now been coined, which basically means being surrounded by trees, we now provide an outdoor learning platform based in our very own enchanting Forest woodlands.

 

With all this in mind, our highly skilled and accredited Forest School leaders deliver specialised Forest School sessions, aimed at the specific age group in question. Their aim is to provide a good foundation of knowledge on our physical and natural environment, bring awareness to the importance of being in nature and most of all to have fun while doing it.

 

This summer we are extending our Forest School sessions and developing a Forest Summer School Scheme. The sessions will be held one day a week over the course of 3 weeks.

Pricing

£45 for all 3 weeks

Suitable for ages 4-12

3 hour sessions per week – Maximum of 20 kids each session

(this is a progressive programme with each week building on the knowledge of the previous sessions, so you are committing to a 3 week programme)

We have two different time slots to choose from:

Morning session: 10:00 – 13:00

Afternoon session: 14:00 – 17:00

The benefits your child will receive

  • Engage with the ‘wonder of nature’ and develop an appreciation of the natural world
  • Increasing physical activity and the associated benefits
  • Improve social relation skills and communication
  • Reduce stress and anxiety, simply from being in nature
  • Develop an understanding of our role in preserving nature
  • Develop a sense of camaraderie and team work
  • Stimulate an interest in developing a lifelong relationship with their natural surroundings

 

If some of these claims seem a little outlandish or extravagant, we encourage you to read our Forest school blog where we outline the benefits of children being immersed in nature and provide links to the scientific research. To read go to:

 

https://www.thejungleni.com/news-item/forest-school/

Session plans

Week 1

Meet and greet and walk to the Forest School

Get to know the other children in their group and the Forest School leaders they will be interacting with

Safety talk

Become familiar with the Forest School area and experience a range of activities

Enjoy a healthy snack

Art activities

 

Week 2

Warm up games

Exploring their environment

Using tools and building dens

Introduction to fire skills and collecting kindling

 

Week 3

Further develop tool skills

Fire skills and safety

Cooking on the fire

Forest School Gallery

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